Webinar: What recruiters want from business developers?

by | Mar 3, 2021

What are the most wanted skills in business development? Watch this webinar and find out what are recruiters looking for when hiring business developers.

In this webinar, we will share some skills that recruiters value the most when hiring business development professionals. Also, we will give some tips for recent graduates with no experience.

Our guest in the webinar is Vinay Vimalan. He is the CEO of Capital Placement and partner at The Consulting Co. Capital Placement offers global internship programs for students and recent graduates in amazing cities around the world, like London, New York, and Singapore.

Key takeaways from “What recruiters want from business developers”

There are some skills that are always in demand when it comes to business development. Focus is definitely on soft skills because that’s what makes a very good business developer. It’s important to be consistent and keep following up with the customer. Further, people skills are crucial. You have to be able to build a relationship that will last months or years.

Questions that we can ask recruiters to show that we care and that we are the right people:

  • What are the expectations?
  • What does success look like in this role?
  • What does the failure in this role look like?
  • What are your company’s goals this year and how does it compare to the last year or the year before?

If you just graduate and don’t have experience yet, work on your hard skills. For example, enroll in some online courses and add the certificates to your CV. At the same time focus on getting the job or internship. If you want to ace the interview, do research on the company and keep a positive tone.

Culture fit for the company is one thing that all recruiters are looking for when hiring business developers. You have to be a team player and able to communicate with other colleagues.

More key takeaways:

  • What goals and KPIs you can usually find in a business development role
  • Questions to ask at the interviews
  • What to do during the interview to make recruiters love you
  • Tips for your CV
  • The use of AI tools in recruitment

Click on the button below to access the webinar on-demand.

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Silvija Kozlek

Content Marketer at The BD School

I love creating useful content that helps people become better at their job. My mission is to help you see how others do things and improve yourself.

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